SKH Weekend Roundup: Polar Plunge, Home & Garden Show, Seafood, Wine & Beer Fests

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February 23, 2018

The upcoming SKH Weekend has a lot to offer, especially if you plants, jazz and beer. For seafood and wine lovers there is also a great event to check out outside of Portland on the Oregon Coast in Newport. Don’t want to make the big drive to the Oregon beach? Perhaps a plunge in the frigid waters of the Columbia River might be just the ticket to make for a very memorable weekend. Enjoy!


Portland Spring Home & Garden Show 

Through Sunday, February  25, 2018

The Portland Spring Home & Garden Show fills the Portland Expo Center with home-improvement vendors, dining-room exhibits, garden displays, and thousands of plants. Make sure to check out the “Vintage Marketplace” full of old-timey goods and “The Artisan Gallery” featuring the creative and fun-inspired works of the best northwest artisans.


Newport Seafood and Wine Festival

Through Sunday, February 25, 2018

Showcasing over 150 premier Northwest wines, culinary professionals and regional artisans, the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival, in Newport,Oregon, draws nearly 25,000 visitors each year.


Brewstillery Festival 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sample ideal pairings of beer from 20 local breweries and spirits from 20 Oregon distilleries at the 4th Annual Brewstillery Festival at StormBreaker Brewing. Each pairing will consist of a 4 oz. beer pour and a 1/4 oz. spirit taste. Only like beer? Then just drink beer. You can pick and choose, although they strongly recommend going for the pairing.


PDX Jazz Festival

Through Sunday, February 25, 2018

The PDX Jazz Festival features 100 performances by local acts and jazz legends every day.


Polar Plunge

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Watch pledgers run into the frigid waters of the Columbia River for charity at Polar Plunge on Broughton Beach (NE 43rd and Marine Drive) , preceded by a costume contest. Yes, a costume contest!, all to benefit Special Olympics Oregon.